It is a good idea to keep a record of the following hospital results.

It is helpful when you are attending a new hospital or doctor that you have an understanding of your own health.

Above is an example of a Baseline Table
Above is an example of a Baseline Table

Normal body temperatures can vary and are influenced by factors such as exercise, eating, sleeping and the time of the day – the lowest temperature is usually recorded at around 3am, the highest at 6pm. The average normal body temperature taken in the mouth is 37ºC (98.6ºF), but anywhere between 36.5ºC and 37.2ºC (97.7ºF and 99ºF) may be normal.

Normal armpit temperatures are 0.2ºC to 0.3ºC lower than this. It is recommended that if you have a long term condition like PCD that you know what your normal temperature is so that if you are unwell you know how raised it is and can act accordingly.

A temperature of 38ºC (100.4ºF) or above is usually considered to be a significant fever – you should measure it again after two to three hours.

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

Covid-19 is very unsettling for all of our PCD community – we will be regularly updating this page with latest information and ideas on how to keep yourselves entertained whilst self-isolating.